Dividend Proposal by the Board of Directors
Proposed dividend to increase by 50%
Aubagne | Goettingen, March 3, 2011 – At today’s meeting, the Board of Directors of Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A. resolved to submit a proposal to the Annual General Shareholders' Meeting (AGM) on April 18, 2011, to pay a dividend of €0.90 per share for fiscal 2010. Compared with a year earlier, dividends would increase by 50% from €0.60, while the dividend payout ratio would remain at same level (2009: 29.4%; 2010: 30.5%).
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